The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
In addition to the IRC's programmatic work, the IRC has been a major champion of refugee rights and refugee resettlement worldwide. But the new political environment in the US, Europe, and elsewhere has called into question long-held public commitment to supporting these most vulnerable individuals. The plight of refugees is all too often lost amid the noise of a supercharged news cycle, making it harder for the IRC to keep public attention focused on protracted conflicts around the world.
The IRC now seeks to break through the current political narrative on refugees and reframe the challenge in a way that promotes a more just, humane welcome for those fleeing from conflict and persecution. The President's Office has led an internal competition among staff to develop innovative, breakthrough ideas that reframe the problem, target new audiences, and build unlikely coalitions in support of refugees. This position will support the next phase of this project.
The Senior Campaign Manager role will take the internal challenge into its next phase, managing the research, design, and testing of two breakthrough ideas developed as part of the challenge. S/he will provide project planning and problem-solving support to the two projects, in addition to supporting research and testing for the projects as needed. This is a three-month fixed-term position with potential for an extension as necessary. S/he will work out of the Office of the President, but will work with team members across a range of departments and offices at the IRC. This is a challenging position which requires strong strategic problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of personal initiative and the ability to work well in a distributed, multicultural, fast-paced environment.
Previous professional experience in advocacy or PR campaigns, project management, or organization management is mandatory. A top applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to think critically. S/he must be an enthusiastic team player with excellent organizational skills.
Based in the IRC Headquarters in New York City, the role will report to the Director for Policy and Planning and the Policy and Planning Officer within the Office of the President.
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Position Reports to: Director for Policy and Planning; Policy and Planning Officer
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Relationship ownership with stakeholders in relevant departments at VP levels and below
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